Francis Fernandes released by Salgaocar FC

The attacking midfielder parts ways with the Goan club after eight seasons with the Greens...

Francis Fernandes has quit Salgaocar FC despite having a year on his contract before leaving for Bangalore to join the India camp to prepare for the Asian Games.

The 28-year old spent eight seasons with the Goan club after joining them from Vasco back in 2006. Fernandes played a crucial role when Salgaocar won the I-League in 2010-11 season and followed it up with a Federation Cup triumph in 2011.

It is reliably learned that the club management and Fernandes didn’t agree on the financial terms for the upcoming season. This eventually led to the two parties amicably parting ways.

The India international will be on national duty until the end of Asian Games in October.

It is learnt that the player is likely to accept an offer to join the IMG-Reliance bandwagon to feature in the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL).